(1986) Staring At The Sea - The Singles

The Cure

... read moreStaring at the Sea: The Singles collects all of the Cure's biggest U.K. hits and best-known songs from the late '70s and early '80s. Spanning from "Killing an Arab" and "Boys Don't Cry," to "The Lovecats," "In Between Days," and "Close to Me," Staring at the Sea captures some of the finest -- and...

01:02′:07″ 17 Songs

1
Killing An Arab
The Cure
2:22
2
10:15 Saturday Night
The Cure
3:40
3
Boys Don't Cry
The Cure
2:34
4
Jumping Someone Else's Train
The Cure
2:56
5
A Forest (Edit)
The Cure
4:50
6
Play For Today
The Cure
3:41
7
Primary
The Cure
3:35
8
Other Voices
The Cure
4:26
9
Charlotte Sometimes
The Cure
4:13
10
The Hanging Garden
The Cure
4:34
11
Let's Go To Bed
The Cure
3:34
12
The Walk
The Cure
3:30
13
The Lovecats
The Cure
3:40
14
The Caterpillar
The Cure
3:40
15
Inbetween Days
The Cure
2:56
16
Close To Me
The Cure
3:40
17
A Night Like This
The Cure
4:16
Released 01 January 1986, This Compilation ℗ 1986 Fiction Records Ltd.

Review

Staring at the Sea: The Singles collects all of the Cure's biggest U.K. hits and best-known songs from the late '70s and early '80s. Spanning from "Killing an Arab" and "Boys Don't Cry," to "The Lovecats," "In Between Days," and "Close to Me," Staring at the Sea captures some of the finest -- and most influential -- post-punk music. At their best, the Cure were nervy, intellectual, catchy, and foreboding, all at once. No matter how carefully crafted the Cure's individual albums were, their finest moments occurred on singles like these, when they distilled their essence into surprisingly catchy, but decidedly left-of-center, pop singles. Staring at the Sea not only selects highlights from their uneven early albums, it collects many of the group's terrific non-LP singles. It's a definitive retrospective of the Cure and is one of the finest albums of the '80s. [The cassette version of Staring at the Sea was titled Standing on a Beach and included several B-sides.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine